Mayo Clinic Joins as Founding Sponsor of MANOVA Global Summit

Newly named Mayo Clinic president and CEO-elect Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., to join extensive speaker lineup during the inaugural summit


MINNEAPOLIS, September 5, 2018 – Leaders from the MANOVA Global Summit on the Future of Health, today announced that Mayo Clinic is now a founding sponsor of the first-ever MANOVA Summit, coming to Minneapolis October 8–11, 2018.

The founding sponsorship includes the addition of Mayo Clinic’s president and CEO-elect Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., to the robust speaker lineup – in one of his first appearances as Mayo Clinic’s next CEO – to discuss the future of healthcare. Mayo Clinic is the second founding partner to join the lineup of sponsors ahead of the October Summit.

For more than 150 years, Mayo Clinic has provided exemplary patient care, education and groundbreaking research, with a primary focus on meeting the needs of the patient. Today, Mayo Clinic serves nearly 1.3 million people from all 50 states and nearly 140 countries and plays a crucial role in the nation’s healthcare system, patient care, research and health education.

“Mayo Clinic is a global leader with a mission to improve the health of every individual on this planet,” said 2023 Partners CEO, Mark Addicks. “The addition of the Mayo Clinic as a founding sponsor is exciting because they will bring their innovative perspectives to the MANOVA conversations focusing on the convergence of empowered consumers, new technologies, new engagement and retail platforms, coupled with an astonishing pace of invention happening across the global health and wellness ecosystem.”

On October 8, Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Gianrico Farrugia will be featured in the opening evening discussion in MANOVA’s program to talk about innovation and transformational trends in healthcare. The MANOVA themes to be highlighted in this year’s inaugural summit include: Global Best Practices in Healthcare, The New Consumer Landscape for Health and Wellness, Disruptive Ideas and Emerging Trends in Medicine and Health, Environmental Challenges in the Health Industry, and Opportunities for Venture Capital and New Investments in the Health and Medical sectors.

MANOVA will feature four days of events this fall, including three days of talks, presentations, breakthroughs, roundtables, experiential exhibitions, engaging entertainment and an optional fourth day of discussions, called MedCity Invest, focusing on digital health.

Tickets are on sale for $850. Student discounts available. To register, go to For group, nonprofit and startup ticket information, please email




October 8–11, 2018

Downtown Minneapolis


Titled MANOVA – an elision of ‘Medical Alley’ and ‘inNOVAtion’ – the four-day summit is a collaboration between the Medical Alley Association and 2023 Partners. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is the event’s lead sponsor and a testament to the conference’s focus on exploring the increasing consumerization of health and medical delivery through technology.


About 2023 Partners

2023 Partners is the producing partner founded by Mark Addicks, the former Chief Marketing Officer of General Mills, Kathy Tunheim, Founder and President of Minneapolis-based communications firm, Tunheim, Inc., and Arick Wierson, a former senior media advisor to New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and now a widely read columnist for CNBC and CNN. Mr. Addicks serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.


About the Medical Alley Association

Founded in 1984, the Medical Alley Association supports and advances the global leadership of Medical Alley’s healthcare industry, and its connectivity around the world. MAA delivers the collective influence, intelligence and interactions that support Medical Alley.

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